Waaaaay back on June 1 (see I’m trying to catch up here) Jack and Dasha got to participate in a “Dance Concert”. They had been active in a dance class since Aug., and this was their chance to SHINE (the theme of the recital). I wasn’t sure how it was going to go but went to the rehearsal with high hopes. I came home from the rehearsal with prayers on my lips and dread in my heart (that means it didn’t exactly go great).
That was Dasha’s expression pretty much the entire time she was on stage! She just couldn’t stop looking surprised; it was really funny. And Jack couldn’t stop looking at everyone else (maybe that’s because his genius mommy forgot to bring his glasses and he couldn’t see!).
(Post recital cuteness!)
The actual recital went great. The kids did their dance (Dasha only tried to leap off the stage once!) and they received thunderous applause! The class was made up of kids with specials needs and each child was assigned a “helper” to ensure no one wandered off and remind the kids where they were in case they forgot :) Jack’s helper was a special girl named Madelyn. Yes, big sister Madelyn! After the recital we took ourselves out to lunch to celebrate. It felt like a special day!